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Fighting Burglary Charges In Colorado

Burglary is a serious offense in Colorado. Since this theft crime is a felony offense, a conviction can lead to imprisonment, fines, and a criminal record that will follow you everywhere. However, an arrest is not the same as getting convicted – you still have an opportunity to avoid harsh criminal penalties with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

If you have been accused of burglary in Denver, The Law Office of Michael P. Boyce, PC is committed to helping you get the most favorable outcome. With more than 15 years of experience and hundreds of cases handled, our knowledgeable and skilled attorneys can protect your rights and freedom throughout the criminal justice process. Our goal is to either reduce your charges/penalties, earn a verdict of not guilty, or get your entire case dismissed. We are ready to determine all your legal options immediately.

Are you facing a burglary charge in Colorado? Call The Law Office of Michael Boyce today at (303) 622-5559 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our burglary attorney in Denver!

What is Considered a burglary in Colorado?

In Colorado, burglary means entering or unlawfully remaining in another person’s property in order to commit a crime like theft, assault, or even kidnapping. There are three types of burglary offenses: first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, and third-degree burglary.

Is breaking and entering a felony in Colorado?

Breaking into a safe, vault, cash register, money depository, or any locked container with valuables inside with the intent to commit a crime is third-degree burglary, which is a Class 5 felony in Colorado and punishable by a maximum prison term of three years and a fine of up to $100,000. However, if third-degree burglary involves the theft of lawfully contained controlled substances, it is a Class 4 felony that carries a prison sentence of up to six years and a fine no more than $500,000.

Breaking into, unlawfully entering, or unlawfully remaining in a building or occupied structure (e.g. garage of a house, hotel room, etc.) with the intent to commit a crime is considered second-degree burglary, which is a Class 4 felony. However, if the building is a dwelling (home or living space) or the crime involves the theft of lawfully contained controlled substances, then it is a Class 3 felony, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 12 years and a fine not exceeding $750,000.

Entering or unlawfully remaining in a dwelling or building with the intent to assault or menace someone, use a deadly weapon or explosives, or carries and threatens the use of a deadly weapon is first-degree burglary, which is a Class 3 felony. However, if first-degree burglary involves a pharmacy or any other place lawfully permitted to carry controlled substances, it is a Class 2 felony, punishable by a maximum 24-year prison term and a fine of up to $1,000,000. If first-degree burglary involved a “crime of violence” (e.g. use or possession of deadly weapon or inflicting serious injury on another person), it is punishable by a mandatory prison sentence of at least 16 years.

Can a burglary charge be dropped?

A burglary charge could be dropped or dismissed if the police violated your constitutional rights during the investigation of the burglary or during a search, an interrogation, or during your arrest. If the evidence in the state’s case against you is convincing, and if your conviction on the burglary charge is a foregone conclusion, your attorney may recommend negotiating for – and agreeing to – the best possible plea bargain arrangement.

The Defense You Need

Whether you were lawfully on the property, weren’t aware that you were unlawfully on the premises, didn’t intent to commit a crime, our legal team is dedicated to telling your story and clearing your name. Our Denver burglary defense lawyers can investigate your case, gather evidence, and determine whether the prosecution’s case against you is weak or if your constitutional rights were violated. Let us help you get the best possible result.

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